CodeWarrior Developed for Powertrain Development on Motorola MPC5500

4/23/2003 - In response to customer demands to quickly and cost-effectively leverage the emerging embedded platforms in the Powertrain segment of the transportation industry, Metrowerks has created CodeWarrior(TM) Development Studio for MPC5500 Family, Simulator Edition. The release of this comprehensive tool chain months prior to availability of the MPC5500 embedded controller from Motorola (NYSE: MOT) is expected to decrease development time.

Integration of industry leading technologies allows developers to work at top efficiency without switching between various application windows. The CodeWarrior Development Studio provides tightly integrated multi-core simulator, C compilers for the e500 and eTPU, a multi-core debugger and set of profiling tools. The tool suite also includes plug-ins for integration with existing development process, such as Configuration Management Systems (ClearCase, SourceSafe and others) and Motor Industry Software Reliability Association (MISRA) compliance checking using PC-LINT.

"Having worked closely with Powertrain customers on their next generation tools requirements, we recognize the need for early availability of a comprehensive tool chain," said Michael O'Donnell, automotive industry manager, Metrowerks. "We know there is no time for piecemeal combinations of compilers and debuggers, or for juggling multiple vendors whose products don't integrate. That's why Metrowerks has delivered an integrated tool chain ahead of silicon, so Powertrain customers can begin development for the MPC5500 today."

Motorola's MPC5500 32-Bit Embedded Controllers combines a high performance 32-bit RISC core with an integrated set of peripherals, embedded FLASH memory, and more for a more cost-effective, off-the-shelf solution. Motorola's portfolio of high-performance embedded controllers is ideally suited for a wide range of automotive and industrial applications -- especially those requiring control intensive capabilities.

Availability CodeWarrior Development Studio for MPC5500 Family, Simulator Edition, is available immediately from Metrowerks. Demonstrations of the CodeWarrior Development Studio for MPC5500 Family, Simulator Edition, are available at the Metrowerks Transportation products exhibit at ESC West within the Motorola booth, #1302.

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes hardware and software development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time to market. The company also offers services, including training and custom software development. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. More information is available from

About Motorola, Inc.
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2002 were $27.3 billion. Motorola is a global corporate citizen dedicated to ethical business practices and pioneering important technologies that make things smarter and life better for people, honored traditions that began when the company was founded 75 years ago this year. For more information, please visit:

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